Monday, January 25, 2016

Post Cubbins: Hat 516 - That's So Funnel Edition

In celebration of Millinery Monday I present a silver metallic, funnel-shaped Tin Woodman hat with Velcro-closure, under-the-chin strap and metal stud detailing around the edge. Interior tag reads: "Pony Express Creations, Inc" and "Made in China" along with the no-longer-valid web address of the manufacturer.

Clearly a nod to the  headgear worn by the heart-seeking metal lumberjack from Frank L. Baum's "Oz" books, this from the cornucopia of caps left at my cubicle by Davis Alexander (see PC: 513 --"A 'Mingo for the Moms") and was part of her hat-collecting mother's deep bench of lids.

Today's hat-tip goes to Alice Blue Nadler, the assist to Davis Alexander.

PC 515: Seeing Double-Double
PC 514: Sir Laugh A Lot
PC 513: A 'Mingo for the Moms

Q: OK, fun hat but what is -- or was -- Project Cubbins, exactly?

A: Project Cubbins started as one man’s attempt to pay homage to Dr. Seuss and his second book, "The 500 Hats of Bartholemew Cubbins," during its 75th anniversary year in 2013. It documented the wearing of a different hat or piece of headgear every day for 500 consecutive days with no do-aheads, no banking of hats and no retroactive entries. Hat One was posted on May 27, 2013, and Hat 500 was posted on October 8, 2014.

While headgear is no longer posted on a daily basis, the occasional cap, hat or bonnet – if deemed worthy and non-duplicative – is sported here for the amusement of all.

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